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JoSAA 2020: Registrations open for IIT, NIT admissions, check counselling rules

JoSAA 2020: The counselling process will begin from October 6. Check details at at The first allocation list will be released on October 17, and the candidates can accept seats through ‘online reporting’.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 7, 2020 2:06:40 pm
JoSAA 2020JoSAA 2020: Check counselling details, seat allocation process. Representational image/ file

JoSAA 2020: The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will conduct the counselling process for students applying for IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government-funded institutes from October 6. The candidates who have cleared at JEE Main, and JEE Advanced will be able to register at While those who have cleared Advanced will be eligible for admission to IITs. Any student can apply for admission to NITs and other centrally funded colleges.

After registering, candidates can apply for the institute and branch of their choice. There is no limitation on a number of courses one can apply for. Meanwhile, the registration process for AAT started today, and the candidates can apply till tomorrow. The mock seat allocation will be displayed on October 12.

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A candidate is required to fill option for ‘freeze’, ‘slide’ or ‘float’ the choice of the academic programme. Once locked, a choice cannot be modified. Candidates who do not fill-in choices within the specified time window will not be able to seek admission for this academic year.

The first allocation list will be released on October 17, and the candidates can accept seats through ‘online reporting’. This includes fee payment document upload and response by candidates to queries if any. Instead of seven counselling rounds, this year, six sessions will be held.

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The candidates must pay acceptance fee and upload all required documents to accept the allotted seat. A candidate who secures a seat can withdraw from the seat allocation process any time. JoSAA will conduct two rounds of mock seat allotment which will be followed by the seven rounds of JEE Main counselling.

Through JoSAA students will be able to apply for admission to 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs and 29 other government-funded technical institutes.

To improve the gender balance in the undergraduate programs at IITs, NITs, IIEST Shibpur and some of the IIITs to at least 20 per cent in 2020-21 by creating supernumerary seats specifically for female. Further, 10 per cent seats are reserved for foreign nationals. “Female candidates are eligible for a seat from Female-Only pool as well as gender-neutral pool of a program. So it may appear that female candidates can reduce the chances of non-female candidates who are eligible for only gender-neutral pool. But the key point to be noted is that a female candidate will compete for a seat in gender-neutral pool only after she fails to get a seat from female-only pool,” the official notice said.

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